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Windows 7: Preview image shortcut Windows 7

19 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Preview image shortcut Windows 7

Hi guys,

I'm very keyboard oriented and I'd like to know if anyone knows of a way to add a shortcut for "Preview", that is of course if there isn't already one (I've searched/Google but I came up empty) Here is an image that shows what I'd like to have a shortcut for. I'm quite surprised that their isn't already one. You get these options when you right click on an image (jpg etc)

I'm not quite sure how to go about this.

Answers to this question
Option #1
Highlight the file
Press "Shift+F10"
Press "V"
Press "Enter"
This is my favourite option since you don't need Windows Explorer to be open (as in option #2) I do agree with karlsnooks though, that this is a weird combination of keys for such a simple command. It'd be nice to have some kind of registry entry to change it so that it is as simple as it is on the Mac (all you do is press the space bar)

Option #2
Source: Imperfect1

See the image below. I didn't like this option as much because it requires Windows Explorer to be open, it is however the simplest method.

Thanks to everyone who provided input to answer this question. I will look into a way to create a new shortcut for Preview that might enable a simple key combination that the one used for option #1.

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19 Jul 2011   #2

win7 ultimate 32bit

select image--hit 'enter' key--on my machine it does the same thing as right click and select 'preview'
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20 Jul 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Highlight desired file | Shift + F10 key combo or the wierd properties key (between alt and ctrl on my keyboard) |
v key (that will select preview | Enter

or quickly:
Shift + f10 | v | Enter
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20 Jul 2011   #4


Or, make life really simple and just activate the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer and any file highlighted is automatically previewed.
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04 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
select image--hit 'enter' key--on my machine it does the same thing as right click and select 'preview'
This only works if Preview is your default application for opening .jpeg pictures. On my machine (and im sure many others as well) photoshop is the default application for opening these file types, thanks for the response though
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